Working Out Fasted

I haven't talked much about this in a while, but on the heals of yesterday's post on fasting, Andy left a comment referencing a post by Rusty Moore of Fitness Black Book. Fasted Workouts and Fasted Cardio vs EPOC - For Fat Loss For the longest time, I didn't understand why I had more energy after fasting. I have my most productive hardcore workouts after fasting for 5-18 hours. If I ate anything in that…Read More

Girls Can Too

They can get real strong, can endure. They can kick ass. Here, take a look at the short video from the 2008 Crossfit Games. Near as I can tell, those are 45 pound plates on a 45 pound bar, so 135 pounds altogether. And those pull-ups can be excruciating, I can tell you. Put them both together in a timed competition and that's really something. I got that from Chris at FitnessFail who does a…Read More

Fasting in the LA Times

Two articles on fasting in today's LA Times, and both are very good in large part. Running on empty: the pros and cons of fasting "There is something kind of magical about starvation," says Dr. Marc Hellerstein, a professor of endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition at UC Berkeley, who studies fasting. Adds Mark P. Mattson, chief of the laboratory of neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging: "In normal health subjects, moderate fasting -- maybe one…Read More

Marisa’s Comment and Bratty Kids

This comment came through on an older post from November on evolutionary nutrition. Let me quote Marisa. Hi! I stumbled upon this "paleo" eating quite by accident. I have a gluten/casein allergy that has wreaked havoc on my health, and has induced autistic symptoms in one of my children. Since removing it from our diet, my eczema has abated, and my child's ability to cross-pattern appeared for the first time, along with her toe-walking (symptom…Read More

Dining Out

Here's three things I ate while in San Francisco this weekend, just so you know you don't have to go too far astray when dining out. Late lunch at The Daily Grill on Saturday. A salad with their own blue cheese dressing, seared ahi tuna, flash fried spinach (fantastic; have got to try to duplicate) and some pickled cucumbers. Then, a party at the home of friends in the Marina district that night. Our mutual…Read More